Colorful eyeshadow makes a dramatic beauty statement. Brightly colored eyelids can be beautiful and you can create countless gorgeous looks with colorful eyeshadow. You have an entire rainbow of possibilities at your disposal, which is an exciting prospect for courageous beauty lovers who love experimenting with new looks.
However, colorful eyeshadow can also go wrong very quickly if applied incorrectly, causing you to look like you just stepped off of the circus train. Fortunately, there are several simple tips you can use when experimenting with colorful eyeshadow application in order to ensure that you end up with a bright, whimsical masterpiece rather than eyelids that look silly or clownish.
1. Keep The Rest of Your Makeup Simple
When you wear colorful eyeshadow, it should be the focus of your makeup look. It’s never a good idea to pair shimmery blue eyeshadow with bright pink lipstick or dramatic mauve blush. If you pair too many bright, colorful, or dramatic elements together in one makeup look, you’ll end up with a muddled appearance that looks disjointed. That much severe makeup is too difficult to take in all at once and can appear overwhelming.
If you apply colorful eyeshadow, keep the rest of your makeup very simple. A good rule of thumb is to try to enhance your natural colors rather than layer different colors on top of your skin. Wear lip balm or nude lipstick instead of brightly colored lipstick or shiny gloss. Use a pale blush that accentuates the natural rosy color of your cheeks and cool it with the sharp contouring and shimmer bronzer.
When you’re wearing colorful eyeshadow, you want the bright hues you’ve carefully selected to be the focal point of your makeup. A neutral face and lip will help your colorful eyeshadow stand out and look more sophisticated.
2. Amp Up Your Lashes and Brows
Although it is a good idea to turn down the appearance of the rest of your face and lip makeup when you wear colorful eyeshadow, it’s important to intensify your eyelashes and eyebrows for best results.
If you wear bright pink eyeshadow and one coat of mascara, your eyelashes will be lost against the backdrop of your colorful eyeshadow and your look will come out looking unbalanced. The same goes for your eyebrows; if you blend a gradient of shimmery blue eyeshadow up to your brow bone and then fail to put any product in your eyebrows , you’ll end up looking like you don’t have any eyebrows at all.
In order to keep your eye makeup look even and balanced, build up your eyelashes and eyebrows to the same level of your colorful eyeshadow. Apply false eyelashes or, if you don’t want to mess with falsies, swipe mascara primer onto your eyelashes before applying two to three coats of mascara. As for your eyebrows, make sure they are plucked and cleaned up to accentuate and sharpen their natural shape and curve. Then trace them with eyebrow powder or gel to help frame your colorful eyeshadow and make it appear more natural on your face.
3. Use Complementary Colors
Every eye color has specific eyeshadow colors that complement them and other shades that clash and cause your eyes to appear washed out or discolored. When applying dramatic, colorful eyeshadow, it is important to make sure you’re using the right shades of bright eyeshadow for your personal eye color.
Purple and orange eyeshadows create a beautiful complement for blue eyes. Pink and purple tones work well for green eyes. Blue, pink, and orange shades provide a beautiful backdrop for brown or hazel eyes.
By using eyeshadow colors that complement the color of your eyes, you can use your bright and colorful eyeshadow look to bring out the beauty of you natural eye color and enhance the appearance of your eyes as a whole.
4. Be Sure To Blend
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to applying colorful eyeshadow is trying to make sure that the colors you use stand out without looking as though they were drawn on in a game of adult fingerprinting gone wrong. If you do not sufficiently blend your colorful eyeshadow, your eyes will end up looking silly and immature rather than bright and sophisticated.
However, many people are hesitant to blend their eyeshadow after they have just spent an extensive amount of time building up a colorful look. They are naturally fearful that excessive blending will cause the eyeshadow to fade into the eyelid and fail to appear as bright and colorful. In order to prevent fading while also ensuring that your eyeshadow is blended enough, use a larger round-tipped eyeshadow brush and swirl it in light circles to blend the separate colors of your eyeshadow together to create a smooth and even look.
It is also important to make sure that you blend your eyeshadow evenly all the way up to your brow bone. If you stop your application of colorful eyeshadow halfway up your eyelid, your eye makeup is likely to turn out looking choppy and clown-like.
5. Use Different Shades
Applying colorful eyeshadow doesn’t mean that you have to only choose one color. In fact, quite the opposite is true. One of the greatest things about applying colorful eyeshadow is that you can experiment with many different shades and blend them together in order to create a brightly colored masterpiece. In fact, if you only coat your eyelids in one color of eyeshadow when trying to create a colorful look, you will likely end up looking like you invested little to no effort or skill into your look. If you’re going to wear colorful eyeshadow, it’s important to demonstrate that you have the talent to apply it correctly.
You can blend several different lighter and darker shades of the same color to build an even and sophisticated colorful eyeshadow look. This method is usually easier to apply and blend together sufficiently. However, you can also combine completely different color families into one colorful eyeshadow look. Try to choose color schemes that include complementary colors for best results; mix gold with green or blue and pink with purple or shimmery silver. Always make sure to blend the different colors you use together sufficiently as discussed in the tip above.
Applying colorful eyeshadow can seem like a daunting and overwhelming project. However, it can also be extremely fun and help you build your makeup skills and expertise on which colors complement each other and which ones don’t. By using the tips described above in this post, you can significantly ease the process of colorful eyeshadow application and ensure that your colorful eyeshadow looks turn out bright and beautiful every time.
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